Christmas Gifting | Give the Gift of Empowerment

If you’re anything like me and haven’t started your Christmas shopping (and probably won’t start till a few days before Christmas) then this “I Love My Hair T-Shirt might be the perfect gift.

Black women’s relationship with their hair has often been a very difficult one. Each day we are inundated with images of a beauty ideal that is so far from our realities and many women have gone to great lengths (no pun intended) to achieve this ideal.

This summer Sesame Street writer Joey Mazzarino, the father of a five-year-old girl, wrote “I Love My Hair” to help his daughter embrace her African locks.

The song, which has received over 1.4 million hits on YouTube, has inspired this T-Shirt ($23.99) from Mighty Fine.

Photos courtesy of Mighty Fine

Tell the little girl (or big girl) on your list that you think she’s beautiful just the way she is.

-Septembre

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About Septembre

Septembre Anderson is a passionate journalist, cultural critic and public intellectual. Her work has appeared in Flare, FASHION Magazine, TheKit.ca, Complex Canada, Vice Canada and Huffington Post Canada.
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